Gwyneth Paltrow Accepts Challenge to Live on $29 Food Stamp Budget for One Week
Participants in the challenge cannot accept food from others or use food that was already in their home.
Gwyneth Paltrow accepted the challenge to live on a $29 food stamp budget for one week.
Celebrity chef and NYC Food Bank board member Mario Batali challenged Paltrow for the #FoodBankNYCChallenge, which she accepted on Thursday via Twitter, Huffington Post reported.
"This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store — what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week," Paltrow posted with a photo of her purchases, which included eggs, lettuce, brown rice and beans.
The challenge is intended to raise awareness about hunger and the $29-per-week grocery budget on which families who participate in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) rely.
Those who participate in the program have the ability to use coupons, but cannot use food provided by others or already in their home.
"We're walking in their shoes to see how far we get," Paltrow posted before nominating chef Roy Choi.
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015